Friday, June 8, 2012

Rafael Nadal is a beast on the clay



How do you like that headline? Pretty creative, huh?

If anything, though, you can't fault its accuracy! He's through to his seventh French Open final after blasting David Ferrer off the court in the semis. I thought Ferrer would've been able to push him a little, but obviously that was not the case.

Then again, who really can?

Novak Djokovic was able to last year, but Rafa's erased that with his wins over the world number one on the dirt this year. Djoko's going to get another chance to do so as he goes for history in the finals when they face off.

I picked Nadal at the start and I'm sticking with him, but he'll have to be sure he doesn't give Djokovic any openings like he did at the Australian this year. Because if there's anything Djokovic does, it's take advantage of opportunities. Actually, that might be a little misleading: Djoko makes opportunities—probably more so than all but a few who've ever played the game.

I guess I can't be as accurate as I was with that headline!

(Photo: The Associated Press)

1 comment:

James Waterson said...

Liked your thinking on Nadal's beastyness! We actually posted something similar recently!

http://bit.ly/KBURoK

Let us know what you think!

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